March 28, 2012
Phosphor Games Studio, the Chicago-based iOS mobile game designer, has announced a major new update for Dark Meadow, the company’s popular game for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. In addition, a free to play version of the game is also arriving tonight in the App Store. Nominated by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences for 2012 Mobile Game of the Year, Dark Meadow first arrived on the scene in October. Since then, fans have been eating up the stylistic and addictive game. The new update, which will arrive in a few hours, includes new environments filled with challenging enemies, a new boss creature and more of the beloved Trickster story and voice-over. In addition, the game will include iPad 3 Retina display support for the first time. Other new features include:In addition, Dark Meadow: the Pact arrives tonight in the App Store. The free game is for those folks who haven’t yet tried The Dark Meadow and want to without first spending cash. Says Chip Sineni, Director at Phosphor Games Studios:Are you ready to go back to Dark Meadow?
- New premium weapons and amulets, including lightbombs to devastate enemies and new swords and crossbow weapons with special attacks
- Healthpacks that can be used in battle and to revive after death to remain in the fight;
- New “Fast Travel” warps that allow players to instantly move to floors they've unlocked;
- Addition of a world map to prevent players from getting lost;
- Added language support for Chinese, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese;
- A new Premium Pack, including: 5 health kits; 13 bombs; 15,000 gold; 150 Sun coins; Ad free
Developed utilizing the acclaimed Unreal Engine 3, Dark Meadow is a stunning first-person, action/adventure game where players fight to escape a nightmare world filled with fantastical creatures bent on destroying them. You awake in a hospital uncertain of how you arrived there or why. An old man warns of a beautiful witch whose minions roam the halls seeking to kill the living. It is only when the witch is destroyed that you will be released from this unrelenting torment.
“We are extremely pleased at the overwhelming response by gamers and critics to The Dark Meadow, our very first iOS game, and we are glad to offer Dark Meadow: The Pact free of charge on iOS tonight and Android in April. For those ‘early adopters’ who bought the game when it was first released, we hope you enjoy all the new content and enhancements that were designed specifically in response to your feedback and to hardware enhancements that will now make the game more beautiful than ever on iOS.”For our complete The Dark Meadow review from November, click here. Utilizing the award-winning Unreal Engine 3, the updated Dark Meadow ($5.99) and new Dark Meadow: The Pact will arrive soon in the App Store. Current Dark Meadow customers will be able to download the update for free.
Note: As a special thank you to those who have already purchased the game, existing premium users will get the Premium Pack for free once they update their game.
Phosphor Games Studio, LLC